mercredi 6 août 2014

Le Times refuse une annonce anti-Hamas de peur d'offenser ses lecteurs. Tiens tiens.

Encore une preuve flagrante de la différence entre l'Europe et les Etats-Unis.  La presse américaine publie cet avertissement anti-Hamas sans problème.  Elie Wiesel, qui est un ami de Barak Obama, la lui a montré et il l'a lu. (The Observer also reported that in a private, unlisted meeting with President Obama on Friday, Wiesel showed the president the ad who proceeded to read it in his presence. According to a source cited by The Observer, “Elie Wiesel had lunch with President Obama on Friday and presented the ad into his hand.” The source continued, “The president literally read it in front of Elie Wiesel’s face.”) En Europe, on a peur.  Et que dit Elie Wiesel?  Qu'il a vue des enfants juifs jetés au feu (entendons, des petits Juis européens jetés dans des fours crématoires) et maintenant il voit des enfants musulmans utilisés comme boucliers humains. Shocking! Plus humaniste que ça...

CIF Watch: A full-page advert was recently published by Elie Wiesel (and purchased by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach through his organization, This World: The Values Network) titled “Jews rejected child sacrifice 3,500 years ago. Now it’s Hamas’s turn”.  The ad condemns the Islamist group for using children as human shields, and invokes the Sacrifice of Isaac to frame the war between Israel and Hamas.  Here’s part of the ad:
(click here to see the full ad)
The ad will reportedly appear in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, but NOT in the London Times (aka, The Times).  A representative of The Times said: “In brief, [The Times] [feels] that the opinion being expressed is too strong and too forcefully made and will cause concern amongst a significant number ofTimes readers.”

Interestingly, The Sunday Times (sister publication of The Times) didn’t seem so concerned with the feelings of their readers when they published a cartoon Holocaust Memorial Day in 2013, depicting the bloody trowel wielding Israeli Prime Minister torturing innocent souls.
Though The Sunday Times later apologized for the cartoon following heavy criticism, it was not retracted.
In their apology, Sunday Times editors expressed concern that the cartoon offended many Jews, which begs the question concerning the decision to reject the Elie Wiesel advert:
Who were Times editors concerned would be offended? Hamas?

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